Grizedale Arts

Fair Coniston - 20th October - 6th November 11am - 5pm

The Fairland project from IMMA comes to Coniston - Thursday to Sunday a busy programme of making, eating, talks and excercises in the Coniston Institute on Yewdale Road.

A vegetable based economy, this time local gluts of apples and potatoes. Fair Coniston has its own money (buttons) - you can join us for lunch, make an apron, some slippers or a bowl and spoon. Attend a workshop on flower arranging and societal change, listen an eurudite speaker on the subject of the 'Model Village', undertake a Creative Fitness routine or just gawp.

Full programme here

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House Of Ferment On The Run - 24th And 25th September - Preston

The Harris Gallery in Preston hosts the House of Ferment this autumn for a 2 day programme of fermentation, demonstrations, films and eating (again? ed.). Full programme soon but for now it's on from 10am - 5pm - bring your veg and fruit and we will do strange things to it or you can. Try some things that will increase your gut flora diversity - you know you want to.

Fair Coniston Programme

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Function At The Junction

For a Fair Land - Grizedale's project at IMMA in Dublin - we have commissioned some short 'how to' films from Maria Benjamin and Marcus Coates - being actually useful films on how to make simple useable, desirable and achievable products and a creative fitness routine from Marcus - see them here

Glut Field

Somewhere and Public Works have collaborated to create Glut Field for the Grizedale arts project a Fair Land at IMMA, Dublin - on now untill 28th August see the programme here. Its full on stuff with resturant, making stations, schools and endless talks. Some of it is interesting, hopefully all of it is useful.

Still Vintage 20th October - 13th Nov Thursday To Sunday Only

Following on from Coniston's summer of vintage, (the Coniston Vintage fair and a new antique shop), Grizedale will be running a design shop in the Institute with classic design from the past 100 years - Arts and Crafts, Whitefriars, Linthorpe, KSIA, Arabia, Ercol, all that stuff, mid century idealism.

Plus a few of our own wierd things like Bedwyr's pickled head and Laure Provoust's eyeballs.

Or/and Land - Pre Programme At Imma Dublin

Phase one of the Fair Land Project starts on 25th July. Following on from the buiding period the village will be host to 3 groups from different parts of the world and projects that Grizedale has previously worked with.

The first group we welcome are from the Village of Leytron in the Valais of Switzerland, they will work on the planting of the straw bale Glut Garden. They are followed by Coniston, Lake District - specifically the building team - who will be working on the house building and signage. The final group - who bridge to the public opening - are Sweetwater Foundation from South Side Chicago, a project that is building a new system/structure for a new way of living in a real life situation.

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Grizedale Arts is made possible by the ongoing support of Arts Council England and South Lakeland District Council

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